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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 58,392 People

    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes - The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 205 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit....... - If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 28 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression - My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis - Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    I stopped cutting for a month :)
    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    Depression Is... - DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    The Stigma - There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Sometimes, I wonder why I'm so full of these endless rhymes, About the way I feel inside, I wish.......... Sometimes.................
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    My "dark" Friend - I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 23 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Depression:The Misunderstood Illness - uhhhhhhhh i dont really have a story haha but ill try im 26 and i feel like im 90 i feel like ive lived too long up until the fall of 2002 i...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 35 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    Caption: A chart clarifying the differences between the effects of flirtatious behavior and sexual harassment. Essentially, flirting should be flattering and reciprocal, while...
    cbhermitwriter cbhermitwriter 18-21, F 1 Response 47 mins ago

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    I'm A Miracle - All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Its hard to decide to even open up to people now these days, it seems that no one really likes to take to time to listen what you need to share, it hurts to realize that people...
    JusDave JusDave 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I battle depression and many forms of anxiety. I am happily engaged and I know this guy is the one because he's the only one who puts up with my crazy moods. I just recently...
    drafrombrooklyn drafrombrooklyn 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My Inner Monster - Depression has shadowed my life since I was 13 years old in middle school. I would experience strong waves of sadness that I couldn't comprehend at the time. I...
    sunnygirl93 sunnygirl93 18-21, F 16 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    I hide my feeling under the bracelets that hide my scars
    traemorgan traemorgan 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I REALLY love this site. This room. This app. We are all so supportive here... I can't tell u how helpful it has been being here and hearing your stories and getting to share mine...
    TheSingerNB TheSingerNB 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm too emotionally ****** up for my own good. Everything I touch, I destroy.
    kyliethain kyliethain 16-17, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I don't think I'm going to go home to visit my family for Easter. I can't even get out of bed except to go to the bathroom. Usually I would have bought my train ticket weeks ago to...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Good Friday marks the one year anniversary of my first suicide attempt. I honestly have no idea how the day is going to go for me. :/
    RobinPancakes RobinPancakes 18-21, F 7 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I've been depressed since around October of 2013. I had a long distance boyfriend, my first love. I think that was one of the major reasons why my depression began. Then school...
    atlrauhlin atlrauhlin 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I think i wanted you too much but you didnt want me enough
    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact. Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 78 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer. - I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 19 Responses May 19, 2010

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    If you ever feel like giving up, don't. If you think you can't do something, try. If you try and fail, then try again. If you don't, you may always wonder why you gave up so easily...
    UltimateGamer11 UltimateGamer11 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've stopped setting goals for myself. I realized this morning that after so many failures, I've stopped hoping. I accept my circumstances as they are and keep my head down. I used...
    Dollfaise Dollfaise 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Is Numbness a Sign of Depression? - hello to everyone, ive suffered from depression in the past i think part of me has accepted that its part of my makeup, u have good periods and...
    LeeAnn LeeAnn 26-30, F 69 Responses Jul 31, 2007

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    I know it's hard to appreciate something that is a constant in your life, but I have to say this. I hate people in relationships complaining about a lack of sex, or complaining...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    http://diversephilosophy.blogspot.hk/2013/01/the-diversity-of-mind-and-unifying.html?m=1 This website explains depression, it helps me and maybe helpful to many of you too.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Unsung Hero
    avessel avessel 22-25 14 hrs ago

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    Been going to therapy and starting a new medication soon 👍
    hitthelightsnow hitthelightsnow 22-25, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 12 Responses Feb 14

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    I was in a relationship with this girl for 3 and a half years. She saved my life when I was suicidal, and when at my lowest point she made me smile ear to ear. The holes in my...
    TheHelpingHand TheHelpingHand 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 1

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    Im involved in stuff, going out partying but It feels like I'm just watching life/it and not participation in it! I don't get depression
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight - Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 34 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    "I've been stirred by something wretched, something weary, and the sentiment is starting to seduce. This body's not a temple, its a prison. Every wall inside here is on fire. But I...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This - Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Did You Hurt Yourself? -             Someone has told me. " When you were harmed, I recommend you try….Try to pick a stone and Carry it and squeeze It! Squeeze it! Squeeze...
    FreakTurtle FreakTurtle 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Those bad feelings are coming back again.......
    GaleJake GaleJake 13-15, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Well I'm recovering from some really hard times. Had to stop everything I was doing and now I'm not doing much. It would be easier if I had some friends or at least some people to...
    ErickF26 ErickF26 18-21, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird. We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    I battle depression, and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 34 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    For Those Who Feel Down More Often Then Not: - The number one thing I see on here is depression, what a tough topic to cover… It affects all ages, it affects people to different...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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    Bleeding wrists Breaking heart Crying eyes Hopeless girl
    traemorgan traemorgan 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013 - Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    No one is ever living. For every second you're 'alive' you are one second closer to death. You're never living; only dying
    traemorgan traemorgan 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    My depression has gotten so bad over the last year and a half , almost two years. I can barely handle it. I'm nearly at the end of my battle tbh ..
    Thatonegirl5678 Thatonegirl5678 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I have decided to give up depression for Lent.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 18

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed. - 1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 91 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off...... - and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say - I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Once again I'm crying, and I don't know why.... I started reading about biological and chemical warfare, and I stopped once I felt the overwhelming feeling of paranoia again. At...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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